An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Archive for the ‘Parks’ Category

Sunshine and Blue Sky!

Kitchener offers over 30 miles of community trails throughout the city suitable for walking, jogging, bicycling, walking the dog or even bird watching. The trails are well-marked and groomed with stone. Maps of the trail system are on the Grand River Transit maps which can be obtained for $2 each at Kitchener Community Services, 7th floor of City Hall or the Transit Terminal on Charles Street in Kitchener. (source)

It was a treat to see a few hours of sunshine this evening after almost a week of rain.

Written by Ruth

May 19, 2011 at 11:00 pm

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Great Blue Heron at Lakeside Park

Written by Ruth

May 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm

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A Walk Before Work

These pictures were taken early this morning along the boardwalk at Riverside Park in Cambridge. The birds and other animals were not looking for human handouts but were busy singing, making nests and feasting on new plant growth.

Written by Ruth

May 11, 2011 at 6:38 pm

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Linear Trail, Cambridge

Linear Trail, Cambridge ON

The Linear Trail in Cambridge (Preston) remains one of my favourite places to visit for walking and birding. Right in the city, it passes the confluence of the Grand and Speed Rivers.

Written by Ruth

May 9, 2011 at 5:00 pm

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Old City Hall Clock Tower

Clock at Victoria Park, Kitchener

Written by Ruth

May 7, 2011 at 10:10 pm

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Springtime in the Park

I enjoy walking around Victoria Park at any time, but in my opinion, it is most beautiful in early May. The willows are green and the magnolia trees and forsythia are blooming this week.

Written by Ruth

May 5, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Goslings

Lakeside Park, Kitchener

Canada Goose goslings are really cute for about a week. These are the first newly hatched ones I have seen this spring.

Written by Ruth

May 4, 2011 at 8:04 pm

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